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Scott Morgan

Host: All Things Considered

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.

Scott's role is to present up-to-the-minute local news during All Things Considered each afternoon here on 88.9 KETR, and he also contributes as a reporter to other news products from the station.

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Photo by Franck Veschi

Automation looks to replace skilled and unskilled worker alike by 2035, according to a report released Friday by LeisureJobs.com

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Photo by Noah Buscher

Farm income is going down, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The agency is projecting a nearly 7 percent drop in farm income this year. 

An investigative report published by Sports Illustrated Tuesday claims former Dallas Mavericks team president and CEO Terdeema Ussery sexually harassed and groped female employees at various points throughout his tenure.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought conditions continue to worsen across Texas as a whole, but recent rain here in Northeast Texas has either mildly improved or stanched worsening the nagging dry conditions. 

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Photo by Katie Montgomery

Austin is the country’s best capital city to live. That’s according to a new report released Tuesday by WalletHub. The study ranks Austin the number one state capital overall, based on factors like quality of education and healthcare, as well as economic wellbeing and quality of life.  

The Texas Department of Transportation announced today that work to widen FM 1629 in Fannin County will begin next month.

The more than $1.3 million    project will extend the road from State Highway 121 to State Highway 78.

Work is expected to be completed by October.

A Hunt County corrections officer was killed on Saturday in an accident with a semi-tractor trailer in Terrell.

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White House Photo

President Trump’s infrastructure plan, released this week, pays heavy attention to rural America. 

Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser is calling for more money to fight the illegal killing of animals. 

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KETR Photo

Earlier today the Texas Water Development Board approved half a billion dollars in funding towards the building of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County.  The money goes the North Texas Municipal Water District as part of a $1.1 billion investment in the reservoir project.

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Official photo

The Van Alstyne City Council Tuesday accepted Larry Cooper’s resignation as mayor . Cooper stepped down after being accused by the council of an ethics violation in January. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Texas is in its worst state of drought in more than three years. 

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Texas State Senate Photo

The state’s most visible anti-abortion group this week abruptly took down a campaign video featuring the candidate it endorsed for State Senate District 2.

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Official photo

A Richardson police officer shot during domestic disturbance call died from his wounds Wednesday night. 

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Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News

Dallas is still in the hunt to be the home of HQ2, Amazon’s nickname for its pending second headquarters. If it lands here, the effects could echo deep into the country in Northeast Texas.

That, of course, depends on where in DFW the online retailer sets up shop. Closer to Fort Worth, the impact of the move and the 50,000 new jobs Amazon is expected to bring to wherever it moves would be minimal in Northeast Texas counties like Collin, Grayson, and Fannin.

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